James Edward Pinkett was born January 17, 1952 in Wilmington, Delaware to Edward Camill and Lorraine Pinkett. He went home to be with Lord suddenly on December 28, 2019, in Wilmington, Delaware.
“Uncle James” or “Baby Daddy,” as he was affectionately called by family, friends, and the neighborhood children, received his early education in the public school systems of Wilmington, Delaware. He enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country. He received an honorable discharge and worked doing construction for many years.
James loved to dance, go fishing, watch TV and eat oodles and noodles, and steak. He loved hot sauce on everything! He was definitely a family man who loved children, especially his neighbor’s children whom he vowed daily to protect.
James leaves to cherish his memory his 4 children, Eric Pittman Sr., Kimberly Bunting, Kory Griffith (Brad) and Isaiah Cooper; one sister, Sharon Pinkett; 11 grandchildren, Eric Pittman, Jr., Xaiver Pittman, Rajai Pinkney, Quadaire Boyer, Kenwania Henry-Pittman, Ena Pittman, Kymarah Bunting, Shaamar Quawiy, Kuran Quawiy, Leilani Backus and Kristian Griffith; 2 nieces, Sharmel Pinkett and Tracey Watson; 3 nephews, Michael Pinkett, Jamel Pinkett and Jai Albert; best friend, Kim Thomas; his next door neighbor, who he called his baby mom, Zykerra Brown and her children, Jaylynne “Jay” Brown, Ja’Lah “Mommas” Gibson, Jakaih “Hootie” Brown and Jayace “Tweeter” Brown, + 1, Amir “Chipper” Jackson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.
His Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 am on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Congo Legacy Center, 501 West 28th Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19802. There will be a public viewing from 9:00 am until 10:45 am only.
His burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19805.
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